Part-Time MBA

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The PMBA program attracts high-potential business professionals in the Northeast Ohio region who wish to pursue their MBA studies while working full-time. This program is reflective of the College's commitment to life-long learning and recognition of the unique challenges and demands of the working student.

Classes are offered on weeknights, Monday through Thursday, after 6 pm. Courses are conveniently scheduled to meet only one night per week, for 15 weeks, and a full offering of MBA coursework is available during Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions. For most students, the program takes 33 months to complete, taking two courses per semester.

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Program Profile

The PMBA program attracts high-potential business professionals in the Northeast Ohio region who wish to pursue their MBA studies while working full-time. This program is reflective of the College's commitment to life-long learning and recognition of the unique challenges and demands of the working student.

Classes are offered on weeknights, Monday through Thursday, after 6 pm. Courses are conveniently scheduled to meet only one night per week, for 15 weeks, and a full offering of MBA coursework is available during Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions. For most students, the program takes 33 months to complete, taking two courses per semester.

Classes are taught by first-rate and experienced College of Business faculty. Class sizes are set to maximize group discussion and interaction, while still assuring individual attention. Concentrations are available in several critical areas in business, with a new concentration planned in Supply Chain Management.

Also, to serve this professional student population, Kent State University provides evening and weekend hours for many services and facilities. The Graduate Programs Office has extended weekday office hours to provide assistance and advising in the evening. The computer lab, library and bookstore also maintain evening hours for the convenience of all students.

Admission decisions are made based on a number of factors including past academic performance, GMAT score, essay, letters of recommendation, work experience, and prior professional advancement.  Applicants are generally expected to have at least 2 years of full-time business experience after their undergraduate degree in order to receive full consideration for admission to the MBA Program. 

Applicants may apply for the Part-time MBA program for Fall and Spring semesters.  The following materials must be submitted by the admission deadline:

  • Application form   
  • Application fee - $30 for domestic applicants and $70 for international applicants.
  • Official transcripts - applicant must have graduated from an accredited college or university.  Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be sent to the Graduate Programs Office.
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) - official test scores from the GMAT must be sent directly to the Graduate Programs Office from Pearson VUE. For more information about the GMAT, please visit the website at http://www.mba.com.
  • Professional Resume - listing previous job experience and accomplishments.
  • Letters of Recommendation -  Two letters are required from either faculty or employers who can support the applicant's abilities.
  • Statement of Goals and Objectives - written response to this essay question, used to assess career goals and written communication skills.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit scores for the TOEFL.  Students who have studied in the United States for more than two years are not required to submit TOEFL scores. The minimum score requirement is 550 paper-based; 213 computer-based; or 79 Internet-based.

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